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Pitt can bring in large quantities of talent this year in the recruiting process.
The NCAA limit to scholarships per recruiting class is capped at 25. Luckily, though, Pitt will be able to add four more to that total. Four Pitt commitments have already signed their letter of intent and they are enrolled in classes as we speak. Those four players are now counted towards the 2012 recruiting class. This leaves Pitt with 19 current commitments pledged for the 2013 recruiting class. Who can Panther fans expect to add to an already talented recruiting class?
Terrish Webb of Clairton figures to be a Panther in the near future. Webb was offered last month, and could join fellow Clairton teammates Tyler Boyd and Titus Howard. Webb would help offset the loss of Robert Foster, and could be a real steal for Paul Chryst.
Pitt clearly needs help on the offensive line, and Jayrd Jones-Smith of Philadelphia would help fill that void. He is a massive presence, and Pitt would need to beat out some fellow ACC programs for his services.
JoJo Kemp is a potentially huge recruit for the Panthers. He is a speedy back, that would help Pitt get over the graduation of Ray Graham and de-commitment of Corey Clement. Check out this kid's Twitter avatar, he seems destined for Pitt. Paul Chryst still needs to add talent on the defensive front, and linebackers as well, and they are pushing hard for some of those prospects.
The ability to add 29 players in one recruiting class is an unbelievable bit of fortune for a new coach. Football is all about having the right personnel, and getting a chance to add such a big chunk early in a tenure can only be beneficial. This recruiting class has addressed some needs, and built depth in some weak spots. It may not be star studded, but it is gaining national attention among the recruiting services. Rivals and Scout both have Pitt's class in the top 30 of their rankings